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New school arts standards offered

A national coalition is adjusting education standards in the arts, but adoption of the potential changes doesn't now seem to be on the state's radar.

February 19, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Fighting childhood obesity begins in the home

As childhood obesity rates soar across the nation and especially in Georgia, some Gainesville Middle School parents are eager to learn more about how to change the trend.

February 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


UNG postpones students’ vacation

Taking days off for winter weather now means being in class during spring weather for University of North Georgia students.

February 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville City Schools adds March 17 as makeup day

One thing students have to know when they're playing in the snow instead of in class: Chances are, they're going to have to make up those missed days.

February 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


State education leaders to vote on winter weather leniency

Public schools already get a four-day grace period for winter weather, but the state board of education is considering tacking on extra flexibility as classrooms across Georgia scramble to make up time lost to inclement conditions.

February 16, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall schools facing tough decision

The Hall County School District may soon find itself having to choose between three options that may not be just right.

February 16, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Second earthquake hits near Augusta

If you felt some extra rumbling Sunday afternoon, it wasn't your imagination.

February 16, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


2015 Teachers of the Year know how to produce great students

A great teacher has the capability of not only molding young minds but changing lives, not only for students, but for the community.

February 16, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Snow days no longer mean no school

As snow and freezing rain pelted Hall County early in the week, some students grabbed their laptops instead of grabbing their homemade sleds.

February 15, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville City Schools wins collaborative learning award

The Gainesville City Schools system has received an award based on its work through a collaborative learning template from the University of California-Los Angeles.

February 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Campus dining halls stay open in winter weather

When accumulating snow is in the forecast, many people rush to the nearest grocery store to stock up on needed supplies to last for a few days.

February 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County school district considers opening borders

The Hall County School District continues to contemplate opening all county schools not only to all students inside district lines, but those from other counties as well.

February 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Former Jones Elementary building to house more pre-K classrooms

Four language immersion prekindergarten classrooms are all set to move to a long-vacant school building.

February 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Student-run gift shop wins gold, aims for international recognition

It may not be the Olympics, but the Get Gifted gift shop at The Oaks at Lanier Charter Career Academy has gone for gold.

February 11, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Shelters seeing slight increase as temperatures go down

When snow and ice are in the forecast, more people need the services of the Good News at Noon shelter.

February 11, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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Articles By Author - Carly Sharec


In political advertising, there are few rules

With some hotly contested races in this year's election, including for the U.S. Senate and governor, the onslaught of political campaign advertising is just beginning.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Plane forced to land on highway in Commerce

A plane en route to Gainesville had to make an emergency landing in Commerce Sunday after the pilot reported "intermittent engine and power failure."

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Deal signs criminal justice reform bill into law

One in three Georgia inmates will return to prison within three years of being placed on parole, but a new state law aims to reduce those numbers and help nonviolent offenders get back to work.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gas station on McEver Road robbed Sunday

Deputies were called to the scene of a gas station robbery Sunday afternoon.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Women’s careers change slowly

Women have made strides in many career areas, but it's still tough to break into some, including science, technology, engineering and math.

April 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


School resource officers brush up on safety protocol

When the kids are away, school resource officers get in their training.

April 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Georgia leads country in growth of women-owned businesses

There's no one road for a woman to take when it comes to owning and operating her own business.

April 11, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


UNG-Gainesville project brings students, seniors together

It may seem an odd pairing: College students, from the nearby University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus, showing older adults at the Senior Life Center how to bowl digitally.

April 10, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Virtual education offers options for students, parents

Customized, personalized education was the common theme as parents gathered to learn more about an online learning option for their children.

April 09, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Student, golfer Smith dies at 17

Averi Smith's motto was "No tears, all smiles."

April 08, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


University’s 3-D printer helps children with disabilities

Nicolas Holbert rode Chaco around the stable enclosure, circle after circle, as physical therapy students held onto him on each side to keep his head stable.

April 08, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Showers kick off the week

An umbrella is needed for the first three days of the week, but sun and warm temperatures should return in time for the weekend.

April 06, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


The changing face of Brenau: University to celebrate 135 years with new buildings

Brenau University President Ed Schrader is marking off the days until the end of the school year.

April 06, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


2014 Masters in Teaching

On Tuesday, the sixth annual Masters in Teaching program at Featherbone Communiversity honored nine local

April 05, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Ga. on track for new school tests next year

Nine months after dropping out of a national testing consortium, Georgia is still considering testing options for the next school year.

April 05, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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